This is a workshop that introduces a revolutionary ‘learning model’ to make you aware of your own development and the hodgepodge of unique and motivated skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passions that only you possess.
The goal is to match your uniqueness to compatible and enjoyable jobs without using traditional approaches. The result is a significant increase of morale and productivity for you and your employer.
To gain a better understanding of this course and the problems that it solves, please consider the following:
Most people have never considered the resume’s objective. They just copy a sample resume from a booklet or use a template from a job search site. Others create their resume often guessing what information to include, but never questioning why! In reality, a resume is just an electronic document or a printed piece of paper. But, it has a purpose!
With the right information, your resume and cover letter can alter your life and provide an enjoyable, financially rewarding career.
In this lecture, Eugene Hodge welcomes you to the ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Workshop.’
Upon completion you will:
Understanding the various media bywhich most humans learn and the two exceptions. Upon completion you will be able to recognize how learning occurs and its importance to your introduction, resume, and cover letter.
Please download the 'What Are You 'Good At ' exercise and review as you are going through this lecture.
You will identify the hodgepodge of unique skills and abilities you possess that make you unique. Most, if not all of what you identified should be in your resume. This exercise will also provide content for your cover letter.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize the things you are good at doing and enjoy doing and its importance to your resume and cover letter for the purpose of getting the right jobs, at the right level and pay.
This lecture explains the 'Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment' and how the resume is used in the formula.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize: the formula, the hodgepodge of skills and abilities you possess from the 'What are you good at doing' exercise, your uniqueness, and how content is created for your resume.
Now, Please download the 'Resume and Cover Letter Pre-Quiz' and complete the questions before beginning the next lecture. Review your answers as you are going through this course.
This quiz reviews your current knowledge of resumes and cover letters. At the end of each course there is a another quiz to review your learning.
In this lecture you will learn the purpose of the resume to get you enjoyable jobs throughout your career
and know how to avoid critical mistakes most people make with their resume.
Please download and complete the quiz to review as you go through the lecture.
Upon completion you will be able to:
Upon completion you will understand the importance of your objective and write it in your resume to get enjoyable jobs at the right level, and pay.
In this lecture, you will be presented with a list of words that are suggested not to be used in your resume or cover letter and why.
In this lecture, you will be given the MAGIC WORD to use that will guarantee enjoyable employment. However, it is not shown in the video.
You have completed the resume portion of this course.
Please review the 'Resume and Cover Letter Pre-Quiz' you downloaded earlier and your completed questions before beginning this lecture.
This section reviews the resume module covered earlier in the course and begins to set the stage for understanding the difference between the resume and cover letter.
While there are many resources that help people to develop resumes, This lecture explains the purpose for a resume and how it applies to a job application - it may shock many of you.
Please refer to the 'What Are You Good At' exercise while going through this lecture.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize how the words you listed in the exercise will be able to help you develop a good cover letter for any job you apply for.
This lecture describes what a cover letter is, the role you play when writing a cover letter, how it should be written, and who you send it to. Upon completion you will know the difference between "one job and many jobs," and the importance of writing a cover letter from the employers perspective.
This lectures explains the cover letter's purpose:
Upon completion you will be able to identify the right person to send your cover letter to, know how your cover letter sets you apart from the other candidates, and know the right person is determined.
This lecture is very short. But is stands alone to point out why your cover letter is a completely separate document from your resume and the difference between you choosing a job and how the reader chooses jobs for you. i suggest you repeat this lecture several times to understand the purpose of the cover letter and resume.
Upon completion you will be able to reference how the exercise you completed earlier relates to creating your cover letter.
This lecture explains:
*Please download the cover letter examples and review as you are going through this lecture.
Upon completion, you will know the importance of how to identify yourself. You will also be able to describe why you are writing the letter, explain how you would perform the job, state what you want to do next, and be able to write great cover letters based on your level of experience throughout your career.
Please use the 'Cover Letter samples' you downloaded earlier for this lecture.
This section introduces several things a cover letter cannot do for you and the importance of you getting in front of as many people as possible, especially employer representatives at job and career fairs.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize how the right person is selected, understand how you and your cover letter play a role in the selection process.
This lecture explains what to include in your cover letter and covers topics such as length, writing your letter, grammar, etc., and what not to include. We will cover topics such as: personal information, who it may concern, subjective words, etc., and the rationale for each topic.
Upon completion you will also be able to understand the readers perspective, and write effective cover letters for the jobs you choose.
This lecture provides a summary of the key points covered in this course.
A training consultant, person of color, futurist, entrepreneur, author, radio talk show host, military veteran, motivational speaker, and owner/president of Hi-Tech Training Associates and Hodgepodge Training Inc. Gene brings over 20 years experience in training, information systems, computer technologies and career transition to his endeavors.
Gene specializes in improving: staff development, workplace literacy, cultural diversity, employer productivity, and employee morale.
Gene gained his experience while working at CIGNA Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Pitney Bowes World Headquarters and by providing ‘Career Transition Workshops’ for out-placement firms: Right Management Associates, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Drake Beam Morin.
From those experiences, Gene developed a unique training ‘process’ that focuses on integrating work-related tasks with an individual’s unique hodgepodge of skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passion, which when combined with computer technology, met the needs of both the individual and the employer.
Gene has implemented his own ‘Job Transition Training Program’ at the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community-Technical College, and Housatonic Community-Technical College. It has also been implemented at Connecticut Department of Labor and Regional Workforce Development Boards, enabling over 2000 individuals to gain enjoyable employment.
Gene most recently, taught computer and job-seeking skills to seniors, veterans, and unemployed individuals for St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Technical Education Centers (PTEC), Transitioning Professionals, and Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital.
Gene earned an A.S. Degree in Data Processing from Springfield Technical Institute, a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, and his Teacher Certificate from Westfield State College. He is also certified to teach computer technology courses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida.